To Find an Event Near you,
enter your zip code

Trim and Hardware

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 6 hours
Estimated Duration: 8 hours
Gold Class: $228.00
Platinum: $228.00
Standard: $276.00

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Non-Structural Technician

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Non-Structural Technician
Refinish Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Did you know I-CAR offers this course in convenient, online delivery? You may satisfy this requirement by completing the Online courses TRM02e and TRM03e.

If you are a Refinish Technician Role Rep and would like an Online alternative to TRM01 in ProLevel 1, you may take TRM03e instead – a savings of 3 credit hours over the Live course TRM01.

If you are a Non-Structural Technician Role Rep and would like an Online alternative to TRM01 in ProLevel 1, you may take TRM02e and TRM03e instead – a combined 6 credit hours (equal to the Live course TRM01).
  • Identify hardware and understand correct uses
  • Understand how to work with trim and moldings
  • Describe methods for application and removal of pinstripes and decals
  • Explain processes for installing door trim panels, handles, and lock cylinders
  • Identify interior and exterior parts and understand how to remove and replace them

Module 1 – Hardware
This module identifies types of hardware and provides an overview of their uses during the repair process. Torque and one-time use hardware is also identified in this module.

Module 2 – Hardware Removal and Restoration
The second module of the course offers information on hardware removal and storage. The student will also learn methods for removing damaged and undamaged fasteners as well as thread restoration installation.

Module 3 – Trim and Moldings
The course continues with an explanation of exterior trim and considerations around application. Emblem and emblem adhesive removal as well as replacement methods are explained in this module. Additionally, attachment and removal methods for weatherstripping.

Module 4 – Pinstripes and Decals
Learning objectives for this module include tools for painted pinstripes as well as application and removal techniques for decals.

Module 5 – Interiors
This module describes locations for speaker mounting, as well as removal and installation of interior door trim, carpets, third brake lights, and headliners.

Module 6 – Exterior/Accessories
As the student continues through the course, he or she will be introduced to various interior and exterior accessories. The student will learn to identify OEM versus aftermarket parts and how to remove and replace interior and exterior parts.

Module 7 – Front and Rear Trim
The final module of the course concludes with information on underhood, grille, trunk, and liftgate trim. Additionally, attachment methods are explained in this module.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.